Believe it or not but it’s been over a decade since the last Matrix film was released in cinemas. The trilogy starred Keanu Reeves and generated over $1.6 billion in worldwide box office takings with the second instalment (The Matrix Reloaded) generating the largest turnover in ticket sales with approximately $738 million worldwide.
The series has dabbled in other mediums over the years with the ill-fated massive multiplayer online game The Matrix Online, not to mention a few other single player releases, we’ve also seen comics and animation set in the universe but never has there been a return to film.
New reports are now suggesting that Warner Bros. and the Wachowski siblings are looking to move ahead on an entirely new trilogy set in the universe they created. It appears that the Wachowski’s have already begun writing a new trilogy of films and that the studio has viewed the story treatments.
No mention so far on when the new trilogy might be set and if it would include any returning cast members. One rumour indicates that the new films could be centred on the birth of the matrix itself long before the last films took place.
Also uncertain at this stage is whether the Wachowski’s are even interested in directing the proposed films, since The Matrix Revolutions the pair have only directed a couple of feature films including Speed Racer, Cloud Atlas and the upcoming Jupiter Ascending. Neither Speed Racer nor Cloud Atlas experienced the same success as the Matrix, the fate of Jupiter Ascending remains to be seen however the trailer looks interesting.
So what do you think? Are you likely to take the red or the blue pill when it comes to new Matrix films?